America's Largest Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Amazon and Samuel Adams, is a celebration of the rich German heritage in Southwest Ohio. This annual weekend festival features tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer! The festival saw its first year in 1976 and since then has grown to become the country's largest #Oktoberfest celebration!
Located in Downtown Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati can be found on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets.
Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Restaurants/ Food Vendors Involved:
Beckhart German American Cuisine
Bessie's Homemade Noodles
Elli's German Pastries
Festival Fresh Popcorn
Flying Pig Tails
German Jack's Kettle Corn & Funnel Cake
Germania Schnitzel Haus
Goetta and Sweets
Mick Noll's Covington Haus
Pennsylvania Dutch Haus
Porkopolis Goetta Haus
Royal Berlin Chef
Schmidt's of German Village
The Bavarian Nut Company
The Cincinnati Grill
The Original Strudel Factory
Woodstock Pretzel Company
Click here to view the full menu on the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Website!
Entertainment includes Cincy Brass Band, Joe Wendel Orchestra, Peter Wagner Schnapps Band, Stays in Vegas, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, Smittie's Schnapps Band, The Cincinnati Schnapps Band, Flip Cup All-Stars, Doghouse, The Enzian Dancers, The Zinzinnati Bier Band, Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, 3 Day Rule and MUCH MORE!
Click here for the full entertainment schedule!
Running of the Weiners
The Running of the Wieners is the annual kickoff to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati! 100 dachshunds will race to be crowned the winning wiener at the Running of the Wieners, Friday, September 21, 2018.
The world's largest Chicken Dance! Each year Oktoberfest Zinzinnati appoints a Grand Marshall to lead the world's largest chicken dance. This year, the Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Thane Maynard, is the Grand Marshall leading the dance. The dates and times of the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Chicken Dance have yet to be announced, but be sure to check their website for updates.
Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Championship
Dates and Times will be announced soon. Visit their website for updates.
Located at the Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm